Selling your home, whether it’s located in Spring Texas or Katmandu, is not fun. It’s a hassle, it’s stressful, and down right inconvenient. It would be so much easier if buyers would just look at the photos of your house and then submit an offer. Some day that may actually happen but until it does, buyers want to view your house in person.
As a seller you want buyers to feel comfortable and spend as much time as possible in your home.
Unless you’re including your pets in the sale of your Spring Texas house, they need to be made invisible during showings.
But what’s that you say … your pets will be fine during showings because they are friendly. Maybe or maybe not.
Let me share some of my personal experiences on showing homes with pets ….
1. Two big fat cats were left free to roam the house. My buyer opened the door to the attic to see if there was any available storage. Big fat cat came out of nowhere and ran straight into the attic. We spent the next 15 minutes trying to get one cat out of the attic and keep the other cat from going into the attic.
2. “Friendly” dog in the house. Before entering the house, we rang the doorbell. “Friendly” dog did not like us ringing the doorbell. He loudly let us know that this house was his house. We decided not to enter his kingdom and went to view the next house on our list.
3. “Friendly” dogs in crate in bedroom. As soon as we entered the house, dogs began incessantly barking. In hopes that the dogs would calm down, we viewed the backyard first. Plan didn’t work. Dogs were still incessantly barking. We couldn’t focus on the house so we left. The house and its dogs did leave a lasting impression for the rest of the afternoon … in the form of a headache.
4. Dogs in the backyard. My clients were anxious to view the home’s backyard as it was advertised as a “Backyard Oasis”. Unfortunately, we did not get to experience the “Backyard Oasis” because two big black German shepherds greeted us at the back door.
Your pets are great because they’re your pets. But don’t let them get in the way of you getting your Spring Texas home SOLD.
Jill Wente is a phenomenal realtor!!! She recently sold our home that had been a difficult listing. Not only... read moreJill Wente is a phenomenal realtor!!! She recently sold our home that had been a difficult listing. Not only would I not sell a home with any other realtor, I would not buy a home with anyone else. Why? Jill is a Five Star realtor. One has to perform at the top of their profession on a consistent and lengthy basis to receive such a designation. Jill has done so and received this award year after year after year. At our meet and greet get together she offered two transformative suggestions for our home. She continued to propose ideas that led to the sale of our home. Her work ethic was exceptional. She held open houses very frequently. She even picked up leaves when I was busy on another task for a showing. Jill is a wonderful person that really cares about selling your house. Her advice with negotiations and closing was all we could ask for and resulted in us getting our asking price. Trust her. We did and could not be happier. read less